Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board and Garrick Utley of the State University of New York discuss the week's top stories: The substance and impact of President Obama's speech to the Muslim world and China on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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On the anniversary of the crackdown at Tiananmen Square in China, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that in the last 20 years, while standards of living in China have risen dramatically, political reform has stalled out and dissidents continue to live in terror. How should the U.S. handle China's human rights record?
On Thursday, there were no activists or student protesters to be seen in China's Tiananmen Square. Security was kept tight on the anniversary and foreign journalists were not granted permission for entrance. A Worldfocus blogger visits Tiananmen Square and describes the heavy security.
Shen Tong, who as a young student was one of the leaders behind the Tiananmen Square protests, takes a look back on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the astonishing pro-democracy movement that ended in bloodshed. He discusses how Tiananmen Square has and has not changed China.